Championship: That’s the aim as Coventry boss pens new deal

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has pledged his future to the Sky Blues, turning down an approach from Sunderland and signing a new deal with the Sky Blues.

As reported by the club’s official site, Robins was never swayed towards leaving the club he has taken into the top six this season, with promotion the aim for the current campaign.

Robins has previously taken them to Wembley glory in the EFL Trophy, as well as promotion our of League Two at the first time of asking and in his morning press conference he reiterated his desire to remain part of the setup at Coventry.

“I am totally happy here,” he told the assembled press this morning.

“I am invested in the job and everyone knows that. The supporters are brilliant with me, we’ve turned things around and I couldn’t have left.

“You only get an approach because of the players and the way they’re playing and they can take credit for that, they’re doing things right and I’m delighted to commit.

“I don’t think I needed to reiterate my commitment, the supporters knew and there’s a real togetherness and I want to see the job through and the initial challenge is to get in the Championship as soon as we can.”

Robins has previously managed Barnsley, Rotherham, Huddersfield and Scunthorpe United, but is currently in his second spell with the Sky Blues. They’re encamped in the top six in League One, but suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Rotherham at the weekend.

Our View

Robins was a great choice by Sunderland; the job he’s doing at Coventry should not be understated.

He lost key players such as Tom Bayliss and Jordan Willis over the summer, but has kept his side in contention this season. The ground move could have affected them too, but his side are grounded and focused.

he does have to turn them around after the tough defeat at the weekend, but he’s more than capable of doing so. Him signing a new deal is a big boost to their supporters.

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